Husson University's Institute for Continuing Health Education Programming offers Conference on Wellness in Aging

Date of Release: April 26, 2012

The Husson Institute for Continuing Health Education Programming (HI-CHEP) is hosting a conference entitled, "Perspectives on Wellness in Aging" on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Husson University's Libra Lecture Hall, Bangor, Maine.

The conference is aimed at providing attendees with new insights and ideas to help promote wellness for elders in acute, community or long term care settings. The sessions are geared toward health care administrators, policymakers, and providers.

"Maine is a unique state in that we have the highest density of older adults, we are the most rural, and also significantly economically challenged," states HI-CHEP Director Alanna Stetson. "These characteristics are important to the aging population in our state, and this conference will shed light on the issues they face and the ways we can improve elder care."

Special guest speaker for the conference will be Allan Teel, M.D. Dr. Teel is a family physician in Damariscotta, Maine. During his twenty-five-year medical career, he has worked with thousands of older patients to have a happier, healthier existence, and to empower them to stay in their own homes. He puts human faces on our elders who are too often alone and invisible.

Other speakers for the conference include keynote speaker Elisa Giaquinto MS Nursing, MA Anthropology, Husson Asst. Professor of Nursing, Amy E. Cotton MSN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FNGNA, EMHS Continuum of Care, Director of Operations and Senior Service Quality, Betty J Harris, BSc Pharm, PharmD., FASCP, FAPha, Mary Jude, RD, LD, CDE,Kristie L Miner, MS CCC-SLP, Valerie C Sauda, Geriatric Nurse Service Instructor/RN-BC, MS, and Meg Smith, OTD, LMT, CLT, OTR/L.

Tuition for the conference is $85 per participant and includes materials, lunch, refreshment breaks, and a certificate of attendance. Special discounts are available to students and groups of three or more participants. To register, visit or call 207-992-1973.

For more information, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207.992.4925 or

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